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Casting a Wider Therapeutic Net: Dr. Joy on Therapy for Black Girls

May/June 2021
The founder of a rapidly growing online community helps young Black women candidly discuss and destigmatize mental health issues.

Bookmarks

The Anthropocene Dilemma: Can We Save Ourselves from Ecological Despair?

May/June 2021
It’s a truism that climate change has become an existential crisis. Can a new book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist help mitigate ecological despair?

Family Matters

Relearning Parenthood: When Children Reach Adulthood, What Then?

May/June 2021
When our kids no longer need us to be problem solvers, what do we become?

Editor's Note

July/August 2021
In the therapy field, especially, we tend to view self-deception as a path to any number of bad ends, like a sense of failure when reality collides with fantasy, or making ill-begotten choices. Of course, illusions do carry these hazards, and plenty of others! But as science journalist Shankar Vedantam argues in our lead piece, perhaps we need to widen our lens beyond what’s true or not, and ask what function an illusion is serving. What are the consequences? Might there be occasions when the benefits justify the costs?
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The Lure of Self-Deception

Exploring How It Serves Our Clients

July/August 2021
To create a world that produces the best in us, we must certainly be informed by reason, rationality, and science, but we must also deploy the aspects of our minds that are prone to storytelling, symbols—and even self-deception.

The Therapy Beat

The TikTok Therapist: Goodbye, Blank Slate

July/August 2021
For some therapists, using TikTok isn’t a marketing tactic, but a public service.

In Consultation

The Threat Response of Appease: Do You Know It When You See It?

July/August 2021
How can therapists address historical trauma and the common threat response of appeasement?

Case Study

"I'm Not That Guy": Navigating the New Couples Conversation

July/August 2021
Discovering how ghosts and global issues have permeated relationship bonds in new ways.

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A Cacophony of Opinion: Can We Trust "Expert" Judgment?

July/August 2021
Why is it that two or more experts in a given field can look at identical case histories and data and come up with broadly differing assessments and evaluations?

Editor's Note

September/October 2021
As the culture’s sanctioned authorities on mental health, therapists are still widely expected to be equanimous in the face of inner turmoil. So, outside of their own therapist’s office, many fear coming out about their own serious troubles—even in front of colleagues. Oddly enough, shame and its loyal sidekick, secrecy, still loom large in our field. The heartening news is that it’s beginning to change.
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